• 4A Games has said previously that Metro Exodus will be more open than the previous games in the Metro series, but it won’t be a completely open world like that of Stalker. For one thing, individual levels in Exodus will be much larger than anything seen in the previous games. The biggest outdoor level in Last Light was roughly “200 meters to 100 meters,” Prokhorov said,. That means everything from weapons, attachments, and other loot, to “frozen stories” that reveal more about the game world and
    Metro Exodus is bigger than 2033 and Last Light combined

  • “Your city might look very lopsided, but because of the way you’ve placed heavy buildings, it’s fine,” says Wander. “Depending on where you’ve placed your lift buildings, the centre of your city might actually be way off to the side.” Wander says the team are going for a “toybox, miniature feel,” and so far they’re on target. You’ll also be able to apply dyes and patterns to your city, which you’ll get from cities on the ground. The storytelling is inspired by 80 Days and Sunless Skies, with som
    Taking to the skies in Airborne Kingdom's floating toybox cities

  • With Gamescom 2019 behind them, Fraser Brown and Andy Kelly have taken over this week’s news recap to share the best games they played or saw at the show. Here’s our full list of PC games that were at Gamescom. Andy: With the first Kerbal Space Program being one of PC Gamer’s highest scoring games, I was pretty eager to see Kerbal Space Program 2. Empire of Sin, meanwhile, gave me my favourite Gamescom developer chat: talking to Brenda and John Romero about STDs. Desperados 3 probably has some b
    The best games from Gamescom 2019

  • Elite Dangerous is getting two major new features that bracket the spectrum of player experience. At one end, the September update will add a fully-voiced in-cockpit tutorial to the beginning of the game, while on the other, fleet carriers will arrive in December. Starting with the first of those, the tutorial will give new pilots a reworked opening few hours in the game. Again, this tutorial will be fully voice acted, and that includes all of Elite Dangerous’ supported languages. Carriers can a
    Elite Dangerous is getting a full tutorial and enormous fleet carriers this year

  • Well, the newly remodeled Aurora carries on that tradition, though it does not look like any previous Alienware that has come before it. The new look is what Alienware is calling its “Legend” industrial design, as part of “new design identity” the company is shooting for. To Alienware’s eyeballs, it is a “bold departure” from both the previous look, and the “sea of sameness in the industry.” “Born from the ethos of purposeful innovation, Alienware’s new Legend industrial design has been awarded
    Alienware redesigned its Aurora desktop and it’s now available starting at $969

  • Bungie’s surprise Destiny 2 divorce from Activision earlier this year left an impression among some fans that the biggest problem with the game up to that point was, in a word, Activision. In an interview with Eurogamer, however, communications director David “Deej” Dague said the split was not acrimonious, but simply the result of changing priorities. “I think we need to dispel the notion Activision was some prohibitive overlord that wasn’t letting us do awesome things. “It was amicable, and he
    Bungie says Activision wasn't a 'prohibitive overlord' on Destiny 2

  • The video shows off a few key features that Morrowind fans have asked the TESRenewal team about in the past. Like almost every other part of Skywind will be, it’s a recreation of an actual quest from Morrowind. (Image credit: TES Renewal, Skywind)One big takeaway is how the video shows off using the map during the quest to kill Sarayn Sadus. Morrowind, unlike later Elder Scrolls games, had no fast travel and no quest markers. Skywind’s site also mentions that it plans for this aspect to be confi
    Here's eleven minutes of Skywind, the mod porting Morrowind to Skyrim

  • Blevins is appearing on an upcoming episode of Celebrity Family Feud, and to promote it the show has posted the episodes he and his family appeared on back in 2015. His appearance in the “Fast Money” segment in the third episode is pretty memorable, too. But the best bit is Steve Harvey’s introduction to Ninja at the 1:50 mark of the first episode. “Good luck to you man, make some money,” Harvey said after performing his standard ‘are you kidding me’ reaction when Ninja told him he was a pro Hal
    An incredulous Steve Harvey told Ninja to 'make some money' as a gamer in 2015

  • It’s a similar setup that has a player and their friends working together to stop something bad from happening, but this time around, you’re trying to complete various rituals to communicate with and eventually banish horrible demons. You’ll have a variety of occult tools available, which include runes and Zodiac signs, a ouija stone, a summoning circle, and obviously lots of candles. It’s a pretext for yelling at your pals, this time with demons! Exorcise the Demons comes out in September. You’
    In Exorcise the Demons, your friends guide you through arcane rituals

  • Disintegration is an upcoming FPS that gives you a grav-cycle and some AI buddies to wreak havoc in a dystopian futurescape. Former Halo creative director Marcus Lehto was on hand at Gamescom to showcase 12 minutes of Disintegration multiplayer footage, and boy, it looks like a lot to take in. While you’re watching your altitude, you’ll have to remember that Disintegration also has real-time tactics elements, as every player has a squad of ground forces to use in order to push toward victory. Th
    Disintegration Gamescom trailer features 12 minutes of frenetic multiplayer

  • (Image credit: Noctua)Noctua makes some of the best CPU coolers around, but personally, I’ve never been a fan of the beige, brown, and silver color combination. Noctua posted a brief teaser on YouTube showing partial glimpses of the cooler. While the teaser is new, Noctua actually mentioned its Chromax plans back at Computex. The black versions of the NF-A12x25 and NF-A12x15 that were on display are on the roadmap for the first half of 2020,” Noctua said at the time. Those coolers can be seen in
    One of our favorite CPU coolers is about to get a whole lot sleeker

  • Riot Games has announced an agreement in principle to settle a class action lawsuit filed against it last year that alleged systemic sexism and gender-based discrimination at the studio. Under these circumstances, we’ve had to look critically at our litigation approach to the class action lawsuit. “The many Riot employees who spoke up, including the plaintiffs, significantly helped to change the culture at Riot.” “With this agreement, we are honoring our commitment to find the best and most expe
    Riot Games settles gender discrimination lawsuit, says sexism is 'not systemic'

  • (Image credit: HP)There are some interesting announcements coming out of Gamescom, one of which pertains to HP’s Omen X 27, a new gaming monitor featuring a 27-inch TN panel with a wicked-fast 240Hz refresh rate. You’ll need a graphics card that can keep up, too, but for esports and less demanding games, the ultra-fast refresh rate can come into play. The resolution and refresh rate combo is appealing on a 27-inch monitor, as is the ability to essentially overclock the stock 3ms response time to
    HP is releasing a 27-inch 240Hz QHD gaming monitor with HDR for $649

  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is really good, but it’s also kind of a niche thing: Tactical capital ship combat in the 41st century isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, after all. If you’re not sure which side of that particular line you stand on, now you can find out for free. From today until until 11 am PT/2 pm ET on August 26, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is free to play on Steam. Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is also on sale for 40 percent off during the free weekend, dropping it to $24/£
    Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is free to play on Steam this weekend

  • (Image credit: Dell)If you’ve been on the hunt for a new gaming monitor, this deal might peak your interest. One of Dell’s 27-inch G-Sync monitors is on sale for $349.99 right now, a significant drop from the original $600 MSRP, and matching the previous all-time-low price (according to PCPartPicker). This model (S2716DGR) has a resolution of 1440p, a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz using Nvidia G-Sync, and both HDMI and DisplayPort inputs. It uses a TN (twisted nematic) panel instead of a nicer I
    This Dell 144Hz G-Sync monitor is down to $350 at Best Buy

  • After last year’s successful crowdfunding campaign, classic-style RPG The Waylanders returns with a new cinematic trailer. Your party companions, however, cannot travel through time. Although fights happen in real time, you’ll have the ability to use a tactical pause feature to queue up actions for party members. Waylanders also includes the tactical ability to create formations with party members. Executive producer Fernando Prieto reiterated to IGN the three big names involved in creating The
    Celtic RPG The Waylanders shows off cinematic trailer and gameplay

  • For years, the GameCube and Wii emulator Dolphin has been the gold standard of an open source, community-driven game project. But if they did, Dolphin would’ve cost millions by now. One that caught my eye was someone asking what Dolphin might have cost if the developers were being paid for their contributions. Many of its talented programmers could probably earn double that salary in places like Silicon Valley, and the open source project has been around for 11 years, since 2008. That’s a whole
    Dolphin devs estimate they've done $10 million worth of work emulating the GameCube and Wii

  • Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith says he’s still very involved in the development of CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, and a big part of that has been to make sure this new vision of his near-future setting idea maintains a continuity with the original tabletop game. “A large part of what we do is to make sure that there is a seamless flow between the times [2020 and 2077]. We really want people to feel like if they went back and pulled out [Cyberpunk] 2020, they would find stuff out about our so
    Cyberpunk 2077 should feel like a continuation of the 1990 tabletop game, creator says

  • The RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2070 are burlier cards with more muscle to throw at ray-traced workloads. At ultra settings, the GTX 1080 averaged 40.8 fps (cumulative across 11 games), versus 45.3 fps for the RTX 2070 and 50 fps for the RTX 2070 Super. Meanwhile, new RTX 2070 cards on Newegg typically go for $449 and up, and the RTX 2070 Super sells for $499 and up. Compared to $449 and up for an RTX 2070 and $499 and up for an RTX 2070 Super, the value proposition is far higher. Bottom line: unless
    GeForce RTX 2070 vs GTX 1080: Which graphics card should you buy?

  • Sea of Thieves will apparently be getting fire in an update coming soon, at least according to Rare lead engineer James Thomas. Thomas appeared on a recent Sea of Thieves weekly stream and let it slip that they had been working to add fire to the game, to the chagrin of his coworkers and, in fairness, himself. “I think the biggest thing we’ve announced that’s coming soon is fire,” he says. Thomas puts his face down onto the desk in front of them, mortified, and Preston bursts out laughing. What
    Fire is coming to Sea of Thieves, although we're not supposed to know that yet

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